DRUGS

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has expanded his lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family that owns the company.

Weed use is taking off as more states move to legalize it. And with all the buzz over medical marijuana, it's starting to gain an aura of healthfulness. But there are some serious health risks associated with frequent use. One of the more troubling ones is the risk of having a psychotic episode.

Marijuana products on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
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The public had a chance Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, to tell marijuana regulators what they'd like to see tweaked in the state's pot laws.

Anthony Gulluni is the district attorney for Hampden County, Mass.
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This week, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni established a clergy abuse hotline. He says the move comes after the Springfield Diocese recently published the number of reports of clergy sexual abuse, which the D.A. says doesn't match what has been sent to his office. 

New Hampshire legislators on Wednesday voted to move forward a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state. The House voted 209-147 to pass a measure that would allow possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

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